Extortion

  • Two involved in AIIMS construction receive extortion threats 1 week ago

    Two persons, including an AGM, involved in construction of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Raebareli allegedly received extortion threats, following which two FIRs have been lodged in this connection, police said. The incident took place on the night of August 7 when around 8-10 unidentified persons threatened Nandan...
  • FIR against jailed former minister's son for abduction, extortion August 7, 2014

    An FIR has been registered against jailed former minister Amarmani Tripathi's son for allegedly abducting a contractor and trying to extort money from him, police said on Thursday. The FIR was registered against Amanmani Tripathi and his four aides on the complaint of contractor R K Pandey at the Cantt police...
  • Abduction, extortion case filed against jailed SP leader Amarmani Tripathi's son August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A case has been registered against Samajwadi Party leader Amarmani Tripathi's son Amanmani for abduction and extorting money. Amanmani Tripathi has been accused of allegedly abducting and extorting money from a former aide. Amanmani's former aide was heading towards AIIMS in his car in Delhi along with his...
  • 2 constables suspended for extortion July 27, 2014

    Two police constables were on Sunday suspended for allegedly trying to extort money from two members of a gang of cheats after arresting them. "According to the complaint, the constables arrested two members of Tatlu gang from Barsana and kept them captive to extort money from them. However, the truth will...
  • Dumper set on fire by Maoists after private company fails to pay extortion July 23, 2014

    Ultras of a Maoist splinter group set fire to a dumper at Patratu in Ramgarh district, the police said in Ramgarh. Superintendent of Police Ranjit Kumar Prasad said the extremists of the Jharkhand Jan Sangharsh Mukti Morcha set ablaze the dumper on Tuesday night. They had demanded extortion from a private company...
  • Mumbai: Police constable arrested for kidnapping, extortion July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: A constable attached to the Taloja police station was arrested by the Navi Mumbai police on Wednesday night for kidnapping and extortion. The constable had allegedly threatened a 29-year-old lady by saying that there was a case against her. He then forced her to accompany her on his motorbike and...
  • PLFI sub-zonal commander facing over dozen cases of murder arrested July 14, 2014

    A PLFI 'sub-zonal commander', accused in the massacre of nine persons, was arrested at a village in Gumla district, police said. Bhushan Lakra, who has Rs 3 lakh on his head, is the main accused in the January 5, 2011 massacre of nine persons belonging to two families, Superintendent of Police...
  • Naxals extort Rs 100 crore annually from Chhattisgarh: Police June 22, 2014

    The Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh has become centre of extorting money by the ultras, who collect nearly Rs 100 crore annually from various sources in the state, police said. "Numerous intelligence inputs suggested that Maoist have extorted money to the tune of Rs 80-100 crore from various sources like contractors, businessmen, transporters and...
  • Man arrested for demanding extortion from Congress MLA Sadanand Singh May 31, 2014

    A man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly demanding Rs 15 lakh as extortion money from former Bihar Legislative Assembly Speaker and Congress legislator from Kahalgaon constituency, Sadanand Singh. An FIR was lodged by Sadanand in this connection with the Antichak police station, following which police tracked the mobile numbers from...
  • Three trucks set on fire by suspected PLFI activists for not paying extortion May 21, 2014

    Three trucks were set on fire by suspected activists of People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district, the police said on Wednesday. The trucks were set ablaze near Senah area on Tuesday night after the drivers and helpers were asked by the militants to get off, Superintendent of...
  • Indian-origin billionaire's family blackmailed over daughter's nude pictures April 26, 2014

    New York: Indian-American billionaire Vinod Khosla's family was allegedly a victim of an extortion plot in which the former boyfriend of Khosla's daughter threatened to distribute her purported nude photos if he was not paid money. According to a report on the Smoking Gun website, Stanford University graduate Douglas Tarlow,...
  • LJP state general secretary Lalan Singh arrested for extortion April 25, 2014

    The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police on Thursday arrested Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) state general secretary Lalan Singh on charges of extortion and criminal intimidation. Singh is an accused in case number 4/12 registered at the EOU police station in the state capital. He is accused of threatening,...
  • LJP state general secretary Lalan Singh arrested for extortion April 24, 2014

    The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police on Thursday arrested Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) state general secretary Lalan Singh on charges of extortion and criminal intimidation. Singh is an accused in case number 4/12 registered at the EOU police station in the state capital. He is accused of threatening,...
  • Maoists halt mining work as firm refuses to meet their extortion demand April 22, 2014

    The members of a Maoist splinter group forcibly stopped work in a Central Coalfields Mining Project by an outsourcing company, asking it to accept their extortion demands if it wanted to resume work. "At least 25 extremists of the Jharkhand Prastuti Committee went to the Birsa Coal Mining Project, to which...
  • Fake Naxals arrested for extortion attempt April 3, 2014

    Three men were arrested on Thursday for pretending to be Naxals and trying to extort money from a PWD officer in the insurgency-hit Kondgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said. They were identified as Rajendra Netam (39), Phooldas Markam (30) and Pawan Kumar Yadav (20). The trio had allegedly demanded Rs 20 lakh...
  • 40 arrested as villagers resort to vandalism; 9 cops injured March 23, 2014

    Nine policemen were injured when residents of Saraibharati village indulged in vandalism and pelted stones and fireballs at them while protesting against alleged extortion during secondary board examination in front of a college, police sources said here in Ballia. Villagers indulged in vandalism and arson and pelted stones on police, and...
  • Hardoi man arrested for trying to extort money from his ex-employer March 20, 2014

    A 19-year-old youth has been arrested, after he allegedly tried to extort money from his former employer in South Campus area of South Delhi, police said on Thursday. Vinod Gautam alias Saroj, a resident of Hardoi district of UP, was arrested on March 13 after an FIR was registered in this...
  • Notorious criminal walks free after acquittal in eighth case March 15, 2014

    Notorious criminal Sushil alias Mounch was acquitted by a court in Muzaffarnagar in a murder case, the eighth case in which he has been exonerated this week paving way for his release from jail. He was acquitted on Friday in the murder case of one Hasin, who was shot dead in...
  • BJP leader Vivek Agarwal shot for refusing to pay extortion March 11, 2014

    A local BJP leader was shot at and injured allegedly for refusing to pay extortion money here, police said on Tuesday. Two people, including one who runs a nearby shop, opened fire on Vivek Agarwal, vice president of mandal level unit of the BJP, when he was closing his shop on...
  • Cancel licences of TV channels doing 'business of extortion': Naveen Jindal February 21, 2014

    A strong demand for cancellation of licences of those TV channels which are in the "business of extortion" by giving 'paid news' was made by a Congress member in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Naveen Jindal said that licence of running a TV channel was...
  • A day after gangrape allegations, victim's aunt arrested in extortion case February 21, 2014

    Police on Thursday booked a case of extortion against four persons, and arrested three of them, one of who is the aunt of the 25-year-old woman who had accused four persons of gang-raping her on a moving car on Tuesday. Journalists Nagesh Chandra Sharma and Shehzad, and the woman's aunt were...
  • A day after gangrape allegations, victim's aunt arrested in extortion case February 21, 2014

    Police on Thursday booked a case of extortion against four persons, and arrested three of them, one of who is the aunt of the 25-year-old woman who had accused four persons of gangraping her on a moving car on Tuesday. Journalists Nagesh Chandra Sharma and Shehzad, and the woman's aunt were...
  • Bihar's wanted gangster arrested in Kolkata February 13, 2014

    A Maoist-turned gangster wanted in dozens of criminal cases was arrested by a Bihar Police team from Kolkata, police said on Thursday. Santosh Jha - wanted in cases including for murder, kidnapping, extortion and landmine explosion - was arrested from Kolkata late on Wednesday and would be brought to Patna on...
  • Nirmal Baba files counter case against man for demanding money February 12, 2014

    In a retaliatory act, Nirmal Baba's son has filed a case against a man who had previously lodged a case against the self-proclaimed godman accusing him of fraud and cheating, police said. Supreet Barula lodged a counter case against Professor Harish Veer Singh and Doctor Rajkumar alleging that the duo is...
  • Ghaziabad local arrested for extortion, fraud January 25, 2014

    A resident of the Kavi Nagar area in Ghaziabad has been arrested for allegedly taking money from government officials and police personnel to get them transfers of their choice. An Uttar Pradesh constable, too, has been arrested in connection with the case. Police said that this accused used to extort money from...
  • Kavi Nagar resident arrested for extortion, fraud January 24, 2014

    A resident of the Kavi Nagar area in Ghaziabad has been arrested for allegedly taking money from government officials and police personnel to get them transfers of their choice. An Uttar Pradesh constable, too, has been arrested in connection with the case. Police said that this accused used to extort money from station house officers. The accused have...
  • Senior police official gets death threat, FIR lodged January 4, 2014

    The police chief of Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday received a death threat and an extortion demand of Rs 5 lakh, police said. The threat was contained in a letter addressed to the Superintendent of Police of Pratapgarh district, asking him not to investigate the murder, late December last...
  • Maoists torch 3 vehicles over non-payment of money demanded by them December 31, 2013

    Maoists torched three vehicles of a road construction company at Khaira in Bihar's Gaya district, police said on Tuesday. About 40 armed Maoists raided the site of a road construction company and torched a machine and two road rollers on Monday late night, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ashok Kumar Singh...
  • Two persons detained for demanding Rs 10 crore from SP MLA November 25, 2013

    Two persons have been detained in connection with alleged extortion threats received by an MLA of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Balrampur. The accused had allegedly demanded extortion money of Rs 10 crore from Tulsipur MLA Mashud Khan. "We have detained two persons in connection with threatening the MLA, whose security...
  • Bombay HC rejects PIL alleging role of CBI sleuths in extortion cases November 13, 2013

    The Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL alleging connivance of CBI officials with con men posing as CBI sleuths to extort money from various persons including Bollywood filmmaker Rakesh Roshan. The petition was dismissed by a bench headed by Justice P V Hardas after CBI informed that its officers...